Lyrics of the Week – Week 41


Dedicated to nature.

“Nature” by India Arie


I know
Oh, Oh Yeah

[Verse]
Hey baby
Why you rushing
Let’s sit back and watch the flowers grow
Why you want
To swim against the tide
Let’s lay and watch the river flow

Here in god’s creation
There is always a reason
I know, that love is there for us
Yeah

[Chorus]
Where we’ll go, baby I don’t know
Maybe we should just let nature run the show
Where we’ll go, baby I don’t know
Maybe we should just let nature run the show

[Verse]
I don’t wanna watch no movie
Let’s sit and watch the stars put on a show
If you want to win my favor
Be creative, and show me your flavor
Cause here in god’s creation
For everything there is a season
Let go Let life
Let love let god

[Chorus]
Where we’ll go, baby I don’t know
Maybe we should just let nature run the show
Where we’ll go, baby I don’t know
Maybe we should just let nature run the show

[Bridge]
Like the sun shines and
The wind blows
Like the birds fly
And the moon glows
If I am meant for you and
You are meant for me
Then we will flow together
Everlastly

[Chorus x2]
Where we’ll go, baby I don’t know
Maybe we should just let nature run the show
Where we’ll go, baby I don’t know
Maybe we should just let nature run the show

Out
Baby we should sit, watch the flowers grow
Baby we should sit, back and watch the moon glow
Baby, we should feel the wind blow

First you plant a seed
And then it grows and
Then it blooms
And it dies
That the cycle of life
Same goes for you and I
Maybe this time we’ll get it right

Go with the flow
Maybe we’ll get it right..

Rarely do we hear full lyrics centered on the metaphor of love as nature. It’s a nice change. 🙂 If I had to choose, I prefer metaphorical writing. It opens up my imagination. It makes me the writer in a sense, with the chance to expand on the parallel between the two. It creates images I may not be accustomed to.

An excerpt from the book “Now Is The Time” by Patrick Lindsay:

“Nature is a wonderful teacher.
Whether you live in the city of the wilderness, lessons abound.
See how nature adapts to the changing world around it.
Admire its persistence
and marvel at its resilience.
Appreciate.”

See, nature can be a great teacher of life, if we take time to listen and observe.

Photo Credit: India Arie

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